shavuot inspired chuppah

It’s Shavuot!  (AKA Michele’s Favorite Holiday) We’re using the holiday as inspiration for your Modern Jewish (& Jew-ish) Wedding Never heard of Shavuot?  Don’t feel bad!  Neither had I until I worked in a Jewish congregation as the in-house wedding coordinator and creating celebrations for the Jewish holidays for the congregation was also part of the job!  What to me was an unheard of holiday, has become my favorite Jewish holiday of the year–that’s right–more…

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Mazel Tov Israel!  You’re 68 years old today!  Let’s have a party! We’ve got 5 Ways you can bring Israel’s Birthday Party to Your Own Par-teh! On Yom Ha’atzmaut there is a tradition to have a picnic and barbecue in the parks and forests. For this Real Modern Jewish Israeli Wedding the couple used tree bark to hold their escort cards. Go to the Beach! Did you know Israel boosts fabulous beaches?  Including the famous…

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Editors Note:  This article appears today on the JWI website.  JWI is one of my favorite magazines I heartily recommend a subscription not just for every Modern Jewish Bride, but also for every Modern Jewish Woman! 7 Ways to Make Shavuot Personal Try these creative strategies for adding spirituality, meaning and beauty to your holiday experience. By Aviva Norman Aviva Norman, a senior at Michigan State University, is a summer intern at Jewish Women International….

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Each Thursday, the Modern Jewish Wedding focuses on a different tradition associated with the Jewish wedding.  Today, the Ketubah! Ketubah Nurita is the leading ketubah artist in Israel.  Her work exhibits in museums in Israel and in USA.  See her creating Ketubot (plural of Ketubah) with hiddur mitzvah!  jewish wedding by zooadv   Check out these pictures from our friends at Ketubah Graphia and artist Aliza Boyer!   Want a Modern Jewish twist on your…

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Editors note:  I enjoyed this “10 Minutes of Torah” printed today on URJ, I wanted to share it with you in it’s entirety.  Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom! Fateful Words Can Have Fatal Consequences Richard A. Block The Jewish people’s turbulent saga of disillusionment with liberation takes a new and momentarily promising turn this Shabbat, with a foray into the land of Canaan by twelve scouts. Coming on the heels of a sickening surfeit of quails,…

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